40 days in United States Itinerary

40 days in United States Itinerary

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40 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Honolulu, Oahu
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Yosemite National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grand Canyon National Park
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
8
New Orleans
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
10
Washington DC
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
New York City
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Doha

3
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Step out of the city life by going to Waikiki Beach and Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Museum-lovers will get to explore USS Arizona Memorial and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Haleiwa (Waimea Bay & Sunset Beach Park) and Kailua Beach Park (in Kailua).

For traveler tips and more tourist information, go to the Honolulu trip itinerary app .

Doha, Qatar to Honolulu is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Doha to Honolulu. While traveling from Doha, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Honolulu, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

3
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Popular historic sites such as Twin Peaks and The Embarcadero are in your itinerary. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Modus Operandi Cellars in St. Helena, approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, wander the streets of Chinatown, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Steps.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Francisco trip planning app .

Fly from Honolulu to San Francisco in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Honolulu to San Francisco, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Honolulu in June, with highs in San Francisco at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Modus Operandi Cellars
Highlights from your plan
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

4
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to Glacier Point and Vernal Fall. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cathedral Beach Picnic Area, get all the information you need at Yosemite Conservation Heritage Center, explore the world behind art at Yosemite Museum Gallery, and hike along Lower Yosemite Fall Trail.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yosemite National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Your inner history buff will appreciate La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Visiting Venice Beach and Boardwalk and El Pueblo de Los Angeles will get you outdoors. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Getty Center, wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in June, Los Angeles is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art ©
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

2
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 16th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Strip, and then ponder the design of Bellagio Fountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Neon Museum, browse the different shops at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and then take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas trip builder .

Fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, you will find days in Las Vegas are warmer (46°C), and nights are a bit warmer (29°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Strip ©
The Strip
The Mob Museum ©
The Mob Museum

5
nights
Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park ©
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Step out of the city life by going to Rim Trail and Bright Angel Trail. There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon South Rim, don't miss a visit to Grand Canyon Village, get great views at Grandview Point, and trek along South Kaibab Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Grand Canyon National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Grand Canyon National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Rim Trail ©
Rim Trail
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail

4
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Take a break from the city and head to Mount Washburn and Lamar Valley. Spend the 25th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Grand Teton. The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, look for all kinds of wild species at Lehardy's Rapids, hike along Osprey Falls Trail, and take some stellar pictures from Observation Point Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park day trip site .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and car from Grand Canyon National Park to Yellowstone National Park in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in June: high temperatures in Yellowstone National Park hover around 22°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 28th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square, then make a trip to French Quarter, and finally take a stroll through Royal Street.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Yellowstone National Park to New Orleans takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Yellowstone National Park to New Orleans. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in June, expect nights in New Orleans to be much warmer, around 33°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

1
night
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then get a taste of the local shopping with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends, then examine the collection at Oldest House & Garden Museum, then stop by Uva Wine Shop & Bar, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from New Orleans to Key West by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Orleans to Key West due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

3
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Air and Space Museum and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Art and National Museum of the Marine Corps. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The National Archives Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Newseum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Washington DC when traveling from Key West in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Museum of the Marine Corps, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of the Marine Corps ©
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

4
nights
New York City

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Appreciate the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Get a sense of the local culture at Times Square and 9/11 Memorial. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, and stop by Kee's Chocolates.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the New York City online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Washington DC to New York City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
9/11 Memorial ©
9/11 Memorial
American Museum of Natural History ©

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